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  • Community reacts to Kim Jong Il's death

    Community reacts to Kim Jong Il's death
    Images of military planes flashed on a large TV screen at the Good Barbershop. A South Korean newscaster reported the country was on high alert following reports of Kim Jong Il’s death. The passing of the North Korean dictator had been a hot topic...
  • Photos: The world reacts to the death of Kim Jong Il

    <b>Photos:</b> The world reacts to the death of Kim Jong Il
  • Marriottsville humanitarian hopes for change in North Korea

    Marriottsville humanitarian hopes for change in North Korea
    He was born into freedom in Pusan, South Korea, 60 years ago. Still, Jong C. Jang of Marriottsville spent much of his boyhood hearing his father, Ok Kyun Jang, rhapsodize about growing up in a place about 350 miles to the north. Families were close-...
  • The U.S. shouldn't prop up tyrants, even if they're on 'our' side

    I awoke Monday to news that North Korea's tyrant, Kim Jong Il, is dead ("Kim Jong Il, 1942-2011: Enigmatic leader," Dec. 19). The article in The Sun was part of a confluence of events that include the military hearing at Fort Meade for accused Pentagon...
  • Merriam Webster's word of the year

    Merriam Webster's word of the year
    At first blush, the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il would appear to have little in common with Keith Olbermann, Steve Jobs and Moammar Gadhafi. (Well, maybe a little in common with Gadhafi. But stay with us here for a minute.) Despite their distinct...
  • Korea's Kims: A Confucian dynasty where family runs deep

    The death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il has taken the world by surprise, but it is no surprise that his son, Kim Jong Un, is his likely successor. This is despite the fact that Marxist-Leninist theory that is said to underlie the Pyongyang...
  • On North Korea, caution is better than rash words

    On North Korea, caution is better than rash words
    Perhaps there has been nothing more baffling to American eyes than the photographs of hordes of obviously grief-stricken North Koreans mourning the death of their 69-year-old dictator, Kim Jong Il. Under his reign and that of his father, the people of the...
  • Maryland Art Place showcases Mina Cheon's provocative 'polipop' art

    Maryland Art Place showcases Mina Cheon's provocative 'polipop' art
    Mina Cheon is used to seeing things from multiple perspectives. As a child in South Korea, the artist was exposed to two religious philosophies — Buddhist on her father's side, Christian on her mother's — and embraced a third as an adult,...
  • Disney characters take center stage during North Korea concert

    Disney characters take center stage during North Korea concert
    So you’ve just inherited a struggling communist nation from a dad who took synchronized gymnastics shows to a whole new level and you want to set a new party tone. For North Korea’s new leader Kim Jong Un, this is achieved with some help from...
  • North Korea's missile antics

    Under its new ruler, Kim Jong Un, North Korea has reverted to its old tactics of provocation and aggression with the launch this week of a long-range missile it claims was intended to put the country's first satellite into orbit. It's unclear whether...
  • 10 things you might not know about North Korea

    10 things you might not know about North Korea
    North Korea is an international pariah, a bandit state, the "Hermit Kingdom." It's also a net exporter of news: North Korea announced Friday that it had detained an American citizen for "hostile acts against the republic." And a rocket launch this month...